Some wood doesn't accept stain and get the color you want... Sometimes you just want an aged weathered look... I have found over the past year the wonderful charm that can be added when you stain directly on top of the chalk painted surfaces. Take a look here for more information. http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/?p=1156
Updated this old Stanley Furniture set for a client. She was unhappy with the set and unhappy with the quality of new furniture so we changed the things she didn't like... And gave it a whole new look!! To learn more about the colors used and see more pictures... http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/?p=1497
Oh these beauties had seen better days and I decided to give them a beautiful glamorous new life!! Using Modern Masters Metallic Paints in Nickel and Champagne. See more here http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/?p=2366
This is an old redo... but one of my favorites!! I love blue... And this blue is one I only used once but man it's gorgeous!! I chalk painted it and left the top wood grain. ASCP Aubusson Blue and a Country Grey Base. You can see more great pics here.... http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/?p=575
Some finishes were meant to last a lifetime.. just not a lifetime of abuse. My best friend had originally rescued this bedroom set and then decided it wasn't large enough for her room. So, I was tasked with bringing a lot of love, hard work, and a beautiful new life to this once beautiful French provincial triple dresser. I love the way she turned out. http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/2014/01/painted-french-provincial-triple-dresser.html
My client emailed asking if we could paint her dining room set. Her grandmother's set originally had been used as a child, passed to her brother, and now she was the "good steward" of a set that had too much history to let go of. But also wasn't her style and in horrible shape. It's a lovely pine set that had lots of dents and dings and love!! Here's what we did with it.
This is one of my favorite furniture makeovers of all time!! I absolutely love the way it turned out. It is done in Maison Blanche Franciscan Grey, Hurricane, and custom mix of Magnolia and Baguette to create the off-white. I have share tips in the post along the way. You can see more here... http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/?p=2027
This sweet furniture made by Disney it'self had all the wonderful accents but they were so plain. My client wanted it to truly look like it was princess furniture. I think we achieved it!! She said go big and work your magic. This was so much fun and so less like work. It took a ton of time a lot of attention to tiny details but I take you step by step in the post!! Be sure to check it out!!
Giving your fireplace mantel a new look with paint!! Oh the power of paint!! I love that it's really that easy- I think picking the new colors can be more work that just jumping in and deciding to do it. I painted this back in September but I finally made the time to share with you how I did and what colors I used to bring together all the elements in my own home and design. You can see more here.. http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/2014/01/chalk-paint-fireplace-mantel.html
Tutorial with lots of pictures and details on how to get that aged farmhouse table look!! Painted and stained top... layered legs and lots of distressing!! http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/?p=1327